(a) It is an offense for a person to knowingly violate a condition of community supervision imposed upon the person pursuant to § 39-13-524.

(b) (1) If the conduct that is a violation of a condition of community supervision does not constitute a criminal offense, the violation is a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) If the conduct that is a violation of a condition of community supervision also constitutes a criminal offense that is classified as a misdemeanor, the violation is a Class A misdemeanor.

(3) If the conduct that is a violation of a condition of community supervision also constitutes a criminal offense that is classified as a felony, the violation is a Class E felony.

(4) Each violation of a condition of community supervision constitutes a separate offense.

(c) If the violation of community supervision involves the commission of a new offense, the sentence for a violation of this section shall be served consecutive to any sentence received for commission of the new offense.

(d) (1) The venue for a violation of community supervision shall be in the county where the person was being supervised at the time of the violation and this venue shall include those persons placed on supervision in this state but who are being monitored in another state.

(2) For purposes of prosecuting a violation of community supervision, the probation and parole officer assigned to the person may act as the affiant when seeking an affidavit of complaint against the person.

[Acts 1996, ch. 972, § 1; 2009, ch. 115, § 1.]